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Table 3 Behavioral attributes and job environment characteristics

From: Occupational exposure to sharps injury among healthcare providers in Ethiopia regional hospitals

Variables Categories n = 195 %
Behavioral attributes
 Previous exposure of needle recapping yes 74 37.9
no 121 62.1
 Previous exposure to sharps injury yes 64 32.8
no 131 67.2
 Awareness of the department to report sharps injury yes 136 69.7
no 59 30.3
 In-service job training yes 92 47.2
no 103 52.8
Job environment
 Infection prevention committee Yes 130 66.7
No 65 33.3
 Source of syringe with needle Patient bought from health facility 167 85.6
Free of charge from facility 28 14.4
 Post-exposure management in the facility yes 141 72.3
no 54 27.7
 Privacy during counseling yes 134 68.7
no 61 31.3
 Injection environment clean 185 94.9
dirty and contaminated 10 5.1
 Availability of sharp materials collection box yes 156 80.0
no 39 20.0
 Status of sharp materials collection box over-filled 51 26.2
3/4th 144 73.8
 Sharp materials outside the collection box yes 98 50.3
no 97 49.7
 Way of disposal of sharp materials open incineration 41 21.0
protected incineration 109 55.9
open dumping 32 16.4
burial in a pit 13 6.7
 Availability of guideline yes 94 48.2
no 101 51.8
 Emergency care procedure yes 28 14.4
no 167 85.6
 Injection procedure yes 11 5.6
no 184 94.4
 Suturing procedure yes 11 5.6
no 184 94.4
 Sharps collection box availability at distance of hand stretch yes 120 61.5
no 75 38.5
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